FIRST Buses have warned customers heading into Leeds today to expect delays and disruption due to a planned Palestine march in the city centre.

Hundreds of protesters are expected to descend on the city today in protest of violence in Gaza and the occupation of Palestinian land by Israel, and breaches of international law by the Israeli government.

The protest is set to begin at 3.30pm, with hundreds of protesters expected to attend.

Warning of disruption, First Buses tweeted: "There is a Palestinian Demonstration protest march with approximately 800 people expected which commences at 15:30 from Victoria Square onto the Headrow, Park Row, Boar Lane, Briggate, The Headrow back to Victoria Square."

The traffic caused by the protest is expected to cause congestion and delays around the city which could affect buses heading into Leeds from Bradford.

The X6 service from Bradford to Leeds is also being diverted in the Bowling area, as temporary traffic lights in Leeds Road are causing traffic to build up.

First added: "Due to temporary traffic lights by the fire station causing congestion service will divert via Sticker Lane, Bowling Back Lane, Shipley Airedale Road, Leeds Road & Hall Ings (and vice versa) to ease congestion in the area, no stops will be missed."